This term has been incredibly eventful learning lots of new things and watching the children build relationships with their peers. In Spring 2 our theme was People Who Help Us; we have visited the local library, a theatre company came to school, celebrated World book Day and enjoyed International Family week.
The children continued to be curious of the world around them, engaging with others in their play and showing an interest in different occupations and people who help them every day. They explored different occupations through stories and enjoyed acting these out using the resources in Nursery.
The children have learnt about medical professionals, firefighters, police officers and people who help us in the community. They have been identifying objects which different jobs need to help them such us a stethoscope for doctors, a hose for the fire fighter or tools for builders. It is important we help the children understand how to look after themselves and others, whilst acting out being a doctor or practicing to brush the teeth. They are beginning to be aware of others needs and wants.
Families were invited to visit the Plaistow library, we worked with the library to issue children their library cards so they were able to take a book home and encourage parents to visit again. The children enjoyed walking from Nursery altogether, pointing out where they live and what they could see. Whilst at the library they listened to a story and joined in with songs. It was great to access the local community together as a team.
We had a fantastic time during International Family week, learning all about different countries around the world. The children were able to identify the colours in different flags, beginning to learn about different habitats across the world. We even said hello in different languages and made our costumes with our families ready for carnival. The children have loved learning the dance moves for their carnival dance and especially getting to design their costume with their parents.
It has been a fun filled term for the Nursery children and we cannot wait to see what the summer term will bring.